A scam involving Eversource Energy is once again circulating Danbury. Police have received several complaints from businesses in the City saying that they received phone calls from someone claiming to be from the electric company. Police spokesman Lt. Christian Carroccio says the caller states that the electricity to the business will be shut off immediately if payment is not made.
The caller has been instructing their potential victims to purchase pre-paid gift cards and give the pin numbers to the caller. The scam artist is asking for Green Dot or iTunes gift cards. Danbury Police are reminding residents and businesses that Eversource will never ask for instant payment over the phone or in person.
Eversource will never require payment by gift card.
Customers who are scheduled for disconnection due to nonpayment will receive written notice via the U.S. mail, which includes the actions they can take to maintain service.
Danbury Police are asking that you call the Department at 203-797-4611 to report such calls.
To verify any unsolicited contact, call Eversource at 1-800-286-2000.